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Canes Recall Bibeau, Lajoie and Suzuki

All three players recalled from AHL Central Division champion Chicago Wolves

by Canes PR @Canes / News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Antoine Bibeau, defenseman Maxime Lajoie and forward Ryan Suzuki from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Bibeau, 27, has played four NHL games with Toronto and Colorado from 2016-19, posting a 2-1-0 record, 2.54 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. He has yet to play an NHL playoff game. The 6'3", 205-pound goaltender earned a 5-2-1 record, 2.49 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in eight AHL games with Chicago this season. Bibeau owns a 100-64-28 record with a 2.73 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and 16 shutouts in 192 career AHL games with Toronto, San Jose, Colorado and Chicago from 2014-21. The Victoriaville, Que., native was selected by Toronto in the sixth round, 172nd overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft, and signed with Carolina as a free agent on Oct. 22, 2020.

Lajoie, 23, tallied 15 points (7g, 8a) in 62 career NHL games with Ottawa from 2018-19. He has yet to appear in an NHL playoff game. The 6'1", 196-pound defenseman ranked fourth among AHL blueliners with 21 points (6g, 15a) in 27 AHL games with Chicago in 2020-21. Lajoie has recorded 54 points (11g, 43a) in 134 career AHL games with Belleville and Chicago from 2017-21. The Quebec City, Que., native was selected by Ottawa in the fifth round, 133rd overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft. He was acquired by Carolina from Ottawa in exchange for Clark Bishop on Jan. 12.

Suzuki, 19, registered 10 points (5g, 5a) in 26 AHL games with Chicago in 2020-21, in his first professional season. The 6'1", 183-pound forward posted 177 points (57g, 120a) in 173 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Barrie and Saginaw from 2017-20. He was a teammate of Hurricanes players Joey Keane and Andrei Svechnikov with Barrie in 2017-18, and he served as an alternate captain for the Colts from 2018-20. Suzuki represented Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning silver. The London, Ont., native was selected by Carolina in the first round, 28th overall, of the 2019 NHL Draft.

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